If you have urinary incontinence, you have a tendency to accidentally leak urine. It may happen when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or if you feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. Urinary incontinence can make you feel embarrassed, but don’t bethere are treatments that can help.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. “Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox’s ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence,” Dr. Hylton Joffe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — Botulinum toxin, the anti-wrinkle treatment known as Botox, can also help women with urge incontinence reduce their leaking episodes, according to a new study. Injecting Botox into the bladder worked as well as daily solifenacin pills, a commonly prescribed treatment for incontinence, the researchers found. The Botox treatment [...]
By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) — Urinary incontinence is often thought of as a problem that occurs after childbirth or in old age, but a new study finds that many young women who have never given birth have the bothersome condition, too. Researchers in Australia surveyed more than 1,000 women aged 16 to [...]